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Taxa Associated with the Family Thysanoteuthidae Keferstein, 1866

Michael J. Sweeney and Richard E. Young

(data as of June 2002)

Nominal Genus-Level Taxa

Cirrobrachium Hoyle, 1904:28.

CURRENT SYSTEMATIC STATUS. -- Thysanoteuthis Troschel, 1857 [fide Nesis (1987:237)]
TYPE SPECIES. -- Cirrobrachium filiferum Hoyle, 1904 by monotypy

Thysanoteuthis Troschel, 1857:69.

CURRENT SYSTEMATIC STATUS. -- Valid genus [fide Roper et al. (1969:10)]
TYPE SPECIES. -- Thysanoteuthis rhombus Troschel, 1857 by original designation

Nominal Species-Level Taxa (As Introduced Binomial)

Cirrobranchium danae Joubin, 1933:7, figs 3-9.

CURRENT SYSTEMATIC STATUS. -- Valid species?; ?Thysanoteuthis danae [fide Nesis (1987:237)]
TYPE REPOSITORY. -- ZMUC Holotype; specimen not extant [fide Kristensen and Knudsen (1983:221)]
TYPE LOCALITY. -- 12∞59'N, 32∞49'W (Atlantic Ocean)

Thysanoteuthis elegans Troschel, 1857:74, pl 4 figs 10-11.

CURRENT SYSTEMATIC STATUS. -- Thysanoteuthis rhombus Troschel, 1857 [fide Sasaki (1929:301)]
TYPE REPOSITORY. -- Unresolved
TYPE LOCALITY. -- Messina, Sicily

Cirrobrachium filiferum Hoyle, 1904:28, fig E.

CURRENT SYSTEMATIC STATUS. -- Thysanoteuthis rhombus Troschel, 1857 [fide Nesis (1987:237)]
TYPE REPOSITORY. -- Unresolved
TYPE LOCALITY. -- Marquesas Islands; 0∞50'N, 137∞54'W

Sepioteuthis? major Gray, 1828:3, pl 4 fig 1.

CURRENT SYSTEMATIC STATUS. -- Thysanoteuthis rhombus Troschel, 1857 [fide Adam (1939:26)]
TYPE REPOSITORY. -- Unresolved
TYPE LOCALITY. -- Cape of Good Hope?

Thysanoteuthis nuchalis Pfeffer, 1912:531.

CURRENT SYSTEMATIC STATUS. --?Thysanoteuthis rhombus Troschel, 1857 [fide Sasaki (1929:301)]
TYPE REPOSITORY. -- ZMB Holotype Moll.-62339 [fide Glaubrecht and Salcedo-Vargas (2000:277)]
TYPE LOCALITY. -- Ningpo (Yellow Sea, China) [fide Pfeffer (1912:534)]

Thysanoteuthis rhombus Troschel, 1857:70, pl 4 fig 12, pl 5 figs 1-4.

CURRENT SYSTEMATIC STATUS. -- Valid species [fide Okutani et al. (1987:149)]
TYPE REPOSITORY. -- Unresolved
TYPE LOCALITY. -- Messina, Sicily

Type Repositories

ZMB- Zoologisches Museum, Museum f¸r Naturkunde der Humboldt-Universitat, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-1040 Berlin, Germany.† [For type catalog see Glaubrecht and Salcedo-Vargas (2000)]

ZMUC-Kobenhavns Universitet, Zoologisk Museum, Universitetsparken 15, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark.† [For type catalog see Kristensen and Knudsen (1983); See also Volsoe et al. (1962) for Steenstrup papers]


Adam, W. 1939.  Siboga - Expeditie. Cephalopoda Part I- Le genre Sepioteuthis Blainville, 1824.  Résults des expéditiones zoologiques, botaniques, océanographiques et entreprises aux Indes Neerlandaises Orientales en 1899-1900, 55a:1-33, 3 figures, 1 plate.

Glaubrecht, M. and M.A. Salcedo-Vargas. 2000.  Annotated type catalogue of the Cephalopoda (Mollusca) in the Museum für Naturkunde, Humboldt University of Berlin.  Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Zoologischen, 76(2):269-282.

Gray, J.E. 1828.  Spicilegia Zoologica; or Original Figures and short systematic Descriptions of new and unfigured Animals. Part I. Treuttel, Wurtz and Co. London, 8 pages, 6 plates.

Hoyle, W.E. 1904.  Reports on the Cephalopoda.  Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College, in Cambridge, 43(1):1-72, 12 plates.

Joubin, L. 1933.  Notes préliminaires sur les Céphalopodes des croisières du DANA (1921-1922), 4e Partie.  Annals de l'Institut Océanographiques, 13(1):1-49, 48 figures.

Keferstein, W. 1866.  Kopffusser: Cephalopoda Cuv., pages 1307-1464, plates 110-136. In H.G. Bronn, Die Klassen und Ordnungen des Thier-reiches: Weichthiere (Malacozoa). 1500 pages, 136 plates. Leipzig und Heidelberg, 1862-1866.

Kristensen, T.K. and J. Knudsen. 1983.  A catalogue of the type specimens of Cephalopoda (Mollusca) in the Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen.  Steenstrupia, 9(10):217-227.

Nesis, K.N. 1982.  Abridged key to the cephalopod Molluscs of the world's oceans. Moscow: Light and Food Industry Publishing House, 385 pages. (In Russian; see Nesis, 1987 for abridged English translation)

Nesis, K.N. 1987.  Cephalopods of the World; Squids, cuttlefishes, Octopuses, and Allies. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ, USA, 351 pages.

Okutani, T., M. Tagawa, and H. Horikawa. 1987.  Cephalopods from continental shelf and slope around Japan. 194 pages. Tokyo: Japan Fisheries Resource Conservation Association.

Pfeffer, G. 1912.  Die Cephalopoden der Plankton-Expedition. Zugleich eine monographische übersicht der Oegopsiden Cephalopoden.  Ergebnisse der Plankton-Expedition der Humboldt-stiftung, 2:1-815, 48 plates.

Roper, C.F.E., R.E. Young, and G.L. Voss. 1969.  An illustrated key to the families of the order Teuthoidea (Cephalopoda).  Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 13:1-32, 16 plates.

Sasaki, M. 1929.  A monograph of the dibranchiate cephalopods of the Japanese and adjacent waters.  Journal of the College of Agriculture, Hokkaido Imperial University, 20(supplement):1-357, 159 figures, 30 plates.

Troschel, F.H. 1857.  Bermerkungen über die Cephalopoden von Messina.  Archiv fur Naturgeschichte, 23(1):40-76, 2 plates.

Volsoe, A., J. Knudsen and W. Rees. 1962.  The cephalopod papers of Japetus Steenstrup; a translation into English. Danish Science Press, Copenhagen, 330 pages.

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